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Racing at The Thermal Club

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Bill Auberlen has raced four times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, more than 25 times at the Daytona 24 Hours, more than 400 race starts overall, and once against me. Well, against me, it wasn’t really a race — it was more a series of lead-follow exercises. And he was leading. ...

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Here’s what you need to know about Chevy’s latest SUV

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Chevy Equinox diesel is a compact crossover powered by a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine, reportedly good for 39 mpg on the highway. The most luxurious (and expensive) trim level is this Premier version, which adds leather heated seats, rear cross traffic alert, side blind-zone alert, a hands-free power liftgate, ...

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Two engine choices (we’ll take the turbo)

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Buick has consistently sold more than 200,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. each year for the past five years. That’s stronger performance than either of its closest rivals, Acura or Lincoln. However, the company sells more than a million Buicks every year in China. That’s huge. It’s good for Buick’s bottom line ...

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Ride Review: Off the dirt, onto the street with a pair of stylish Husqvarna 401s

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email How many motorcycle enthusiasts started riding after they saw Steve McQueen pilot a Husqvarna 400 across the sand in Bruce Brown’s seminal moto-movie “On Any Sunday”? McQueen rode the same bike — while shirtless and flying off a jump — on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The great Malcolm Smith and co-rider Gunnar Nilsson ...

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The best Buick we’ve driven in years

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email One might assume the GS (Gran Sport) badge on the back of this Buick means serious business. After all, in the past, those two little letters signaled to everyone that specialized performance equipment was on board. The very first GS models back in the mid-1960s were hardcore. Buick described the Skylark GS as ...

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5 coolest features of the Ferrari Portofino

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email Faster, more comfortable, smoother and more efficient—Ferrari’s new Portofino hasn’t changed much in concept, but it’s better than the California T in just about every way. This is Ferrari’s most important car for key reasons, starting with the revenue stream, and it’s an obvious indicator how the little company in Maranello (and maybe ...

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Everything you need to know about Hyundai’s luxe crossover

Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email What is it: The 2018 Santa Fe Sport starts as an affordable two-row crossover. The Ultimate model we tested adds almost all the bells and whistles, including bigger wheels, a panoramic sunroof, premium audio, an 8-inch touchscreen and more, ending up $13K more expensive than the base model. Key Competitors: Jeep Cherokee, Honda ...

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